Job growth in Texas is not exactly screeching to a halt, but low oil prices could start to lead to weaker employment figures. “The Texas labor market will likely tighten further in the months ahead; however, if oil prices continue to linger around $50 per barrel, job growth in the state may begin to decelerate. Texas exports are also likely to weaken,” the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas said in a report . The oil and gas sector was one of the key drivers of job growth in Texas in 2018. But the crash of oil prices since October could throw sand in the gears of the Texas growth engine. The biggest question is how long the bust will last. If WTI rebounds in 2019, the impact on employment might not be that large. But the longer WTI wallows below $50, the more likely the energy sector will see […]